Report number: 53/1988



Title OYSTER SHELLS FROM OWSLEBURY, HAMPSHIRE.
Summary Numbers, size, age and infestation evidence were recorded for oyster shells recovered during archaeological excavations at Owslebury, Hampshire. They came from contexts of Iron Age and Roman date. Both temporal and spatial variation in abundance were demonstrated. Intra-site comparisons of shells from each phase of occupation revealed no significant differences. However, inter-site comparisons of size characteristics of shells from Owslebury with oysters from archaeological and modern sites elsewhere in Wessex, together with infestation evidence, strongly suggested the location of the oyster beds from which the Owslebury oysters may have been derived.
Series AML Reports (New Series)
Pages 78
Authors
  • Winder, J M
Keywords Animal Remains ,  Mollusca
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